MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Look at what the mailman brought!!

Sometimes I really think my mailman is wonderful, especially when he brings treasures such as these from my friend Lyn in England!  Lyn and I have been exchanging stitching magazines and sometimes there's something else that seems to get tucked into the envie.  Well, I must say Lyn outdid herself with what tumbled out of the latest envelope!

Just have a look at these!



This piece measures approx. 10x14".  If you look closely you can see that the embroider has attached a clump of the threads she used ready to continue stitching.  









Here's a closeup....

The larger flowers appear to be made using some sort of soft nylon ribbon.





The envie also had this...

This appears to be done with machine
and measures approx. 6x10".

And THEN, out tumbled THIS....






Oh wow!
A partially completed piece of special embroidery!
You can see the wonderfully done shadow work and the partially done flowers with the lovely blue transfer remaining on the close.  It's just as if the embroider was called away and is coming right back to continue stitching.
This piece measures 11" square.

You can click to embiggen all the pictures.

THANK YOU LYN!!!!!!!!!!!

The quote from today is from Judith Viorst - "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces"

Stay tuned tomorrow to see something else the mailman brought!


6 comments:

Boud said...

So will you finish the work for the embroiderer? this is lovely.

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karen said...

OK OK envy alert!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Oh, what nice things...perfect for you!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh, you lucky girl...what lovely goodies indeed! xo

liniecat said...

finally catching up with blog posts and gosh those fabrics look great!!
So thrilled you loved them : )